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River Forest Fire Department news

This from Dan McInerney:

The River Forest FD responded to William and Holly Court Monday afternoon (1/9/17) for a man stuck in a construction lift. A River Forest Forestry Department arborist was stuck in a Hi-Ranger articulating boom approx. 25 feet off the ground when the motor on the vehicle died, and they were unable to lower the boom. River Forest FD T219 responded and raised their main and brought the arborist down.
River Forest FD Truck 219

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Hi-Ranger bucket truck

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Hi-Ranger bucket truck

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worker rescued from Hi-Ranger bucket truck

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worker rescued from Hi-Ranger bucket truck

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River Forest FD Truck 219

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River Forest FD Truck 219

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MABAS Division 11 Training (part 2)

This from Jeff Braun:

Here are more photos of Division 11’s structure fire training (10/19/16), the crews were training on forcible entry, roof/ ventilation ops, search and rescue, and hose line advancement. Thanks. -Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY) “

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Cicero fire engine

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firefighter with hose

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firefighter with hose training

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fire engines

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Stickney FD apparatus

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MABAS Division 11 Training (part 1)

This from Jeff Braun Jr;

Here are some photos of Division 11’s structure fire training (10/19/16), the crews were training on forcible entry, roof/ ventilation ops, search and rescue, and hose line advancement. Thanks. -Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY) “

firefighters training

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firefighters training

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firefighters training

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emergency squad truck

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firefighters training

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fire department command post

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3-Alarm fire and EMS Box Alarm in Cicero, 9-19-16 (more)

a few more photos from County-Wide Photography from the 3-Alarm fire and EMS Box Alarm in Cicero, 9-19-16

River Forest FD fire truck

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Cicero FD ambulance

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firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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old Seagrave ladder at work

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Bedford Park FD Snorkel

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Forest View fire engine

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Bedford Park FD Snorkel

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Cicero FD ambulance

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River Forest Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

United by a shared mission to help those who need it most, River Forest Township and the River Forest Fire Department have joined forces to better prepare seniors for moments of medical emergency.

This month, they have begun distributing a new ICE (In Case of Emergency) Packet to River Forest residents who are 60-plus years old. The ICE Packet contains a medical information form that can be completed by the resident and stored in one’s freezer, where paramedics can easily locate it. At the same time, seniors will receive a decal to be placed on the front of the freezer to draw paramedics’ attention to the fittingly named ICE Packet.

The Township’s involvement is a natural outgrowth of its mission to serve seniors, including promoting health and safety, said River Forest Township Supervisor Carla Sloan.

The form is an updated version of a document that the River Forest Fire Department has been distributing on a pilot basis for the past few years.

The fire department’s point person is Firefighter/Paramedic Dave Bochenek. He estimated that over the past year or two, 20 to 30 forms have been given to residents at gathering such as block parties and neighborhood association meetings.

River Forest Township has produced 1,500 ICE Packets that it plans to distribute in the coming months, starting with its events during Celebrating Seniors Week, which run through May 19th.

Similar forms have been used in other communities across the country and first responders firefighters have credited it as an ally in providing swifter, safer service, said Bochenek.

The ICE Packet is structured as a questionnaire in which an individual gives an up-to-date snapshot of his or her medical history, such as medications currently being taken as well as prior health conditions. Other elements include a listing of personal emergency contacts, insurance information, and other details designed to give first responders firefighters insight that helps them provide treatment.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act precludes paramedics from storing any of the information, so paramedics encourage people they transport to medical facilities to hold onto their ICE Packets.

“With the ICE Packet,” he continued, “even if the patient is unable to speak, there’s some pertinent medical history that might steer our treatment in a certain direction-and we can do it faster.”

 

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New ambulance fro River Forest

The from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a shot of River Forest’s new ambulance that was delivered earlier this month.
Its a 2014 Ford E-450 Osage Type lll Ambulance.
River Forest Fire Department ambulance 215

2014 Ford E-450 Osage Type lll Ambulance for the River Forest Fire Department. Josh Boyajian photo

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Dive incident in River Forest, 3/8/15 (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A 23-year-old Chicago woman, …identified Monday as Christina Hill … was found dead Monday morning after her car crashed into the Des Plaines River near River Forest Sunday evening the Illinois State Police said.

The accident happened near the intersection of Thatcher Avenue and North Avenue in the River Forest area, according to River Forest Fire Chief Jim Eggert. Emergency units on the scene sent divers into the water last night to search for a driver in the car or on the nearby riverbanks but found nothing initially, he said. Because of the lack of light, high water level and fast current, officials decided it was too dangerous to continue and ended the search around 10:30 p.m. last night.

During [a] renewed search Monday morning, the driver was found about 400 yards south of the accident, he said.

During the process of removing the vehicle from the river yesterday, River Forest police used the license plate to identify the driver as Hill. She was last seen alive around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Eggert said.

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Northbrook FD Dive Rescue Unit

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fire department divers and boat

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fire department diver and boat

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emergency scene incident briefing

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Illinois State Police Mobile Command Post

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Dive incident in River Forest, 3/8/15

This from Steve Redick:

Had a great opportunity to take in a dive incident at North & Thatcher yesterday. A car went over the guardrail and wound up in the middle of the Des Plaines River. The local FDs do not have any kind of dive team available so they utilized Chicago Squad 7 divers from O’Hare. It was interesting to observe the placement of the access ladder and the deployment of the divers. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a good look through the tree branches but you will get the idea. Some unusual rigs were on the scene as well … squad 7 was using an old engine as a spare. I believe that the boat came from the North Riverside FD, and was deployed upstream from my location. The search found no one and as of this writing they have retransmitted a dive box to search further. I am guessing that the owner of the vehicle has come up missing.
car submerged in the Des Palines River

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car submerged in the Des Palines River

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River Forest Fire Department fire truck

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assisting fire department divers

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equipment for fire department divers

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fire department divers working in a river

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fire department divers working in a river

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assisting fire department divers

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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E-ONE fire truck

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Maywood 2nd Alarm, 11-30-14

This from Steve Redick:

5th & St Charles  over when I got there…looks like it was vacant and they had a decent job….

 

Mawyood fire truck at fire scene

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firemen at fire scene

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firemen at fire scene

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Mawyood fire truck at fire scene

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Hillside fire truck at fire scene

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Hillside fire truck at fire scene

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Mawyood fire truck at fire scene

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Melrose park fire truck at fire scene

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River Forest fire truck at fire scene

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This from Code Photography:

Here are some photos of the 2nd Alarm vacant house fire in Maywood on 11/30/14:

More can be found here: http://codephotography.smugmug.com/Scenes/Maywood/211-Alarm-11302014/i-hMNtJf7

 

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River Forest apparatus photos

From Josh Boyajian:

River Forest fire truck

River Forest Truck 219. J2013 Smeal 105′ RM 2000/400. Josh Boyajian photo

River Forest fire engine

River Forest Engine 226 1993 Spartan Gladiator/Darley 1500/750. Josh Boyajian photo

River Forest fire engine

River Forest Engine 222 2002 Spartan Gladiator/Darley 1500/750 . Josh Boyajian photo

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